1 dead, many injured in a plane crash in South Africa

11 July, 2018, 11:33 | Author: Donnie King
  • About 20 injured in South Africa charter plane crash

"We suspect that the plane was on its way to the Wonderboom airport", said Mahamba.

All 20 injured were taken to various hospitals across Tshwane. "We have 19 injured casualties ranging from minor to critical injuries at this stage".

Images from the scene of the incident showed the aircraft broken into multiple pieces as rescue workers helped passengers and crew out of the smoking wreckage.

Pieterse said the plane hit a small factory premises where two patients were seriously hurt.

"Our medical services are now on the scene".




The Aviodrome aerospace theme park in the Netherlands said on its Facebook page that it was "hugely shocked" by the crash.

Investigators were still busy on Tuesday evening at the scene where a historic chartered aircraft crashed into a dairy factory in the north of Pretoria on earlier today. It had just been refurbished for 350,000 euros ($410,000) at Wonderboom.

The plane was marked Martin's Air Charter, but no information was immediately available about the air company.

The plane was supposed to leave South Africa around Thursday, according to Dutch news agency ANP.

At the same time, the Civil Aviation Authority says its officials will continue their investigation on Wednesday morning.

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